Category Archives: Philippines: Visayas



“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” -Erol Ozan

We did not need to get lost because we already were captivated by this beautiful and untouched island. We discovered a secret paradise called Islas de Gigantes humbly tucked in Carles, Iloilo, the scallops capital of the Philippines (Yes, that’s right, seafood feast everyday!) In taking the road less traveled, we got to discover that there is beauty in between the long journey, the anticipation of arrival, and getting lost in the beauty of nature in its most alluring state– untouched.


Cebu, Cebu, Cebu!


Back in the days during my first job, we were usually sent to Cebu for trainings and seminars. In a span of three months, we were sent twice to Cebu for those particular reasons. And thanks to my awesome companions and co-teachers, Cebu was so all the more worthwhile and meaningful!

If I were to define Cebu in a few words, I shall define it in four Filipino words that start with the letter M: MURA, MASARAP, MALAPIT, MAGANDA.  I’ll try to translate it as justifiable as I can: affordable, delicious, accessible, and exquisite!

Because we can only go around at night after work hours, we only had night shots of the city.

Ayala Center Cebu

Outside Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross

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Boracay: Your Fantasy made Reality


If there is a particular island in the Philippines, famed for its remarkable beauty and exquisiteness, perhaps Boracay would top the polls. Even CNN, National Geographic, New York Times, and a lot more agencies would always include the island of Boracay in their list. And it’s true, Boracay is indeed beautiful, without a doubt.

My family and I paid a visit to Boracay in July of 2008. I couldn’t believe it. We had perfect weather in Boracay (in the Visayas Island) despite the numerous typhoons which pass by Manila (located in Luzon) during July. Perhaps it was a great consolation since I was only going to stay in Boracay for one night, since I had to fly back immediately due to an Economics exam. Bummer.
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